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Erica Chan, an Asian-American writer and director from Las Vegas, Nevada, found her creative voice early on. Painting, music, and dance were her outlets of expression, but it was in high school that she discovered the art of editing, sparking her fascination with storytelling through film. Choosing a career path was clear for Erica – film was her true calling.

 

During her time at UNLV she was recognized for her work and was granted the Emerging Filmmaker Award. She knew there was more to learn and pursued her masters at Florida State University at the College of Motion Picture Arts. There she developed a knack for pulling focus, but also refined her writing, storytelling, and technical skills. Shortly after graduating, Erica received a Student Emmy at the 37th College Television Awards for her work on "Isa and the Frog Prince".

Now based in Los Angeles, Erica has joined Local 600 as a 1st Assistant Camera since 2019. She recently finished a short film called Fallen Petals that will circulate festivals in 2024. She also is developing a timecard and job tracking mobile application called FreeMe for crew members that will launch  in 2024. When not working, she spends her time going out dancing, painting, meeting others, or hiking with her Maltese-poodle named Kahlua.

More About Me:

My painting series called "Women Who Don't Give a Fuck"

Founder of Unofficial California Unemployment Help Facebook group to help people navigate unemployment during the pandemic. The group holds approximately 70,000 members.

Winner of 37th College Television Awards, Children's Program

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